I Met Tyra Banks!

Name: Molly
Age: 18
State: MN

Molly was born early and was kept in the hospital for four weeks. When she was five months old, her doctors discovered that she was not developing properly and she was diagnosed with having spastic quadriplegia, or cerebral palsy. This is a group of disorders that impair both the brain and nervous system functions, including activities like moving, seeing, hearing and thinking. Because of this disease, Molly is unable to walk and she relies on a wheelchair for mobility and the aid of her service dog, Simon. She has tried a number of experimental and non-traditional therapies over the years, including biomechanical rehab for nine years in Canada, and she has also undergone several surgeries.

Molly’s dream is to rise above her condition and become a fashion model, so when she was given the opportunity to have a wish granted through Kids Wish Network, she asked to meet her hero and inspiration, Tyra Banks.
To prepare for her meeting with Tyra Banks, Molly was pampered with a superstar makeover from makeup artist Samantha Salk before being whisked to ShowBiz Studio in a limousine. There, Molly and her family were treated to lunch and a tour of the set of America’s Next Top Model. They also met with judges Kelly Cutrone, Bryanboy, and Rob Evans. Of course, Molly’s favorite moment was meeting her hero, Tyra Banks.

Although starstruck, Molly spent some quality time chatting with Tyra and posing for pictures before presenting her with a poem that she had written just for her.“I told her I loved her,” said Molly. Tyra gave her a hug and told her that anything was possible and to not give up on her dreams.

Now home, Molly is excitedly telling her friends about her wish and sharing all of her pictures and souvenirs.

“Thank you Kids Wish Network,” said Molly. “I’m very thankful I could come out here to meet Tyra. Thank you.”

Help Another Child With A Wish
Wish: Meet Tyra Banks
Wish Type: Celebrity

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Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.